Preferences won't stick!


Whenever I open, I have to type my password; even tho I have checked the box to save my password. When I first installed OS X, it worked, but now it doesn't. That's not the only thing that won't stick. I like to view my hard drive window in columns. Whenever I shut down or restart and double click my hard drive, the window that opens always opens in "view as icons".

What can I do to fix this?